Tyson Fury is a gifted athlete. Fury’s movement and pace inside the ring for a man his size is quite extraordinary, so it’s a wonder that he was always good at what he does, and his boxing excellence echoes in the amateur circuit as well. While Fury has achieved almost everything that there is to achieve in the world of professional boxing, Fury’s amateur boxing career was equally amazing.
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Fury started competing at a very early age under the tutelage of his father and former boxer John Fury. He picked up the bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior Championship representing Ireland. Fury stepped up in the 2007 edition, winning gold in the European Championship, this time representing Great Britain. He won the gold medal in the 2008 English National Championship held in London in the super-heavyweight division.
Did Tyson Fury compete in the Olympics?
Boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury did not compete in the Olympics. Fury lost to domestic rival David Price in the finals of the 2006 English Amateur Senior National Championships. Price would go on to represent Great Britain in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, forcing Tyson Fury to turn professional. Fury made his professional debut in Decemeber of 2008.
Tyson Fury turned professional at the young age of 20 years. However, even in such a short amateur career, Fury left several milestones. Tyson Fury amassed an impressive 32-4 record during his amateur career.
Fury remains undefeated in his professional boxing career. He is 30-0 with a split decision draw against Deontay Wilder dating back to Decemeber of 2018. He remains undefeated in his 31 professional fights. Fury is a one-time unified heavyweight champion of the world and currently reigns as the WBC and the Ring magazine heavyweight champion. Fury’s historic win over boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf is widely regarded as one of the finest boxing bouts in the history of the sport as the Gypsy King ended Klitschko’s 10-year dominance to become the new WBA, IBF, WBO, and The Ring champion of the world.
The legacy of Tyson Fury will continue to remain unparalleled for years to come, and his journey of overcoming adversity to becoming one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time will continue to inspire millions and millions around the world.